from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See cologne.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Same as cologne.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a perfumed liquid made of essential oils and alcohol
French eau de Cologne; see cologne.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Going back to 1918, visitors to Padre Pio claimed his wounds had a smell of carbolic acid and that he covered up the smell with eau de cologne, claiming his blood had a miraculous fragrance.